GPMIP Post Merger Integration consultant, Vicky Tallon

Vicky Tallon

United Kingdom

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Vicky Tallon

Professional Background

  • 25+ years experience incorporating a mix of ‘Big 4’ M&A transaction work, outsourcing & shared services, and operational finance positions at Zeneca and the Foreign Office.
  • Vicky started her M&A transaction advisory experience at the KPMG working on numerous transactions both pre- and post-deal across multiple sectors and was invited back to KPMG to deliver a quick turnaround carve out to net £200m for KPMG before lockdown.
  • Based in the UK Vicky has managed and developed multi-disciplinary and international teams, both on-shore and off-shore in ambiguous and complex environments, including delivering outsourced compliance work in 96 countries.
  • Vicky’s strength is her ability to define a problem, recommend solutions and implement them to successfully bring about change and transformation

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • A confident, versatile and resourceful Programme Director with strong communication skills and excellent stakeholder engagement across all levels of an organisation
  • Successfully managed a portfolio of programmes that have solved complex integration, separation, outsourcing & shared services challenges and delivered operational results
  • Industry expertise in Telco, Public Sector, Media, Financial Services, Agrochemicals & Property
  • Fostered and developed high performance multi-disciplinary international teams – putting team members’ best ideas into action, galvanising and motivating them to project success and personal growth
  • Consulting capabilities to identify and remedy gaps and omissions in plans and deliverables whilst simultaneously managing risk and identifying opportunities for growth/change 

Project Highlights

  • Programme Director for KPMG’s 12-week carve-out of Pension Advisory Services with responsibility TSA terms, setup & transition to TSA services
  • Integration Lead for EY’s outsourced compliance services ensuring integration to client financial reporting systems and legal compliance in global jurisdictions (clients included Credit Suisse, Fidelity. Nokia, BT, Reuters)
  • IMO for Focus DIY acquisition of Great Mills ensuring deal synergies of £70m were delivered in readiness for IPO
  • 100 day planning for LeasePlan’s acquisition of Deal
  • Pre-deal synergy assessment of France Telecom’s acquisition of Orange
  • Pre-deal carve out of BT Interconnect business
  • Integration of Cable & Wireless with Hutchinson Telecom
  • 100 day planning for Reuters acquisition of Bridge IS
  • Cable & Wireless separation of Wholesale & Retail business

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